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Más casos de enfermedad pulmonar por "vaping"

By Mike Tyler

September 27, 2019 - Cientos de estadounidenses más sufren enfermedades respiratorias relacionadas con el vaping, señalaron el jueves funcionarios de salud. Los casos del misterioso mal se presentan en casi todos los estados de EUA.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported, up 52 percent from the 530 reported a week ago.

The confirmed deaths include two in California, two in Kansas, two in Oregon and one each in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Missouri. The Mississippi death was announced by officials in that state Thursday and the second Oregon death was revealed by authorities later in the day.

Over the summer, health officials in a few states began noticing reports of people developing severe breathing illnesses, with the lungs apparently reacting to a caustic substance. The only common factor in the illnesses was that the patients had all recently vaped.

As a national investigation started and broadened, reports have increased dramatically.

Most patients have said they vaped products containing THC, the ingredient that produces a high in marijuana. The investigation has been increasingly focused on products containing THC, with some attention on ingredients added to marijuana oil.

But some patients have said they vaped only nicotine. Currently, health officials are advising people not to use any vaping product until the cause is better understood.

PUBLISHED: 27/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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